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veritable Hells upon earth. These are occupied by, well we will call them women for convenience sake. It appears that some of the N.Z' s & Australians started a row near 'Eldorado' near Shepheards Hotel. They ransacked numberless brothels, piled the furniture in the road & burnt it. The 'Red Caps' (Territorial Military Police) came along & shot about a dozen men killing 4 or 5. Brawls kept taking place everywhere until 9.30 p.m. (we had to be out of Cairo by then). The town was patrolled all night by picquets.

3rd April Saturday 1915

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